Pontus Madsen and Christian Fundin, the Swedish artists/fashion models behind the popular gaming-themed webcomic Little Gamers, will be signing copies of their brand-new "Volume 4" at a free event on September 11.
The long-awaited book will collect the fourth year of the comic, and according to co-creator Madsen, the collection is "filled to the
rafters with spelling errors and grammatical nightmares."
The book is also "funnier than the older ones," he said.
Little Gamers Vol. 4 will be distributed online exclusively through TopatoCo, the world's largest webcomics merchandise company and the eighth-most-cavernous dry-goods emporium in New England. The signing will take place in the sinister bowels of TopatoCo
headquarters, located in the Eastworks building, AKA the Western Massachusetts nexus of all webcomic realities.
"We believe we have obtained the proper permits to allow Pontus and Christian into our town for a few days," said TopatoCo president Jeffrey Rowland. "The police and fire departments have been notified power grid secured, emergency items stocked, and everyone over the age of 65 has been vaccinated. If all necessary safety precautions are taken and all recommended action items are performed in a timely fashion, this experience should prove to be calm and orderly."
TopatoCo urges all attendees to bring along any sprays and/or unguents they may need for the event, as the house supply is expected to go quickly.
ABOUT THE EVENT
TopatoCo HQ, 116 Pleasant St. #203, Easthampton MA 01027
September 11, 2009, 6pm-9pm. Admission is free.
For more (or, really, the same info): 413-282-TOPATO
ABOUT LITTLE GAMERS / www.little-gamers.com
One of the longest-running gaming webcomics, "Little Gamers" has since 2000 skewered pop culture, electronic entertainment and the vagaries of friendship in a deceptively-cute package attracting around 30,000 unique visitors every day. The strip has also been featured in numerous American and European publications, and a "Little Gamers" game was featured in Microsoft's XboxLive XNA launch. Creators Pontus Madsen and Christian Fundin sell "Little Gamers" apparel items through TopatoCo.
ABOUT TOPATOCO / www.topatoco.com
Founded in 2003 by maverick cowboy cyber cartoonist Jeffrey Rowland, TopatoCo handles the production and fulfillment of licensed merchandise for over forty independent artists and entrepreneurs. TopatoCo is the exclusive online retailer for dozens of the comics world's most popular online brands and maintains a commitment to helping content creators worldwide establish sustainable careers from their art. TopatoCo has also taken the bold move of removing its "Accident-Free Since…" sign as the extensive man-hours required to keep it updated were taking a toll on morale.